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Sutter Auburn Faith Doctor provides Sun Protection Tips

Posted by on May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – With the summer nearly upon us and a long holiday weekend approaching, it’s important to remember to protect your skin while enjoying time with family and friends outdoors. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Barton Bradshaw, M.D., from Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital answers the most frequent questions about sun protection and provides tips to keep you protected all summer long.

What SPF should I use?

High SPF numbers can lead to a false sense of security. SPFs higher than 50 provide only 2% more protection than an SPF 25-30, which protects against 97-98% of UVB rays. All sunscreens need to be applied every 90 minutes, especially if you are outside for more than two hours, actively walking, reading, running errands or gardening. Sunscreen should always be reapplied after swimming or other water activities. This is true even for “water resistant” and “sweat proof” labeled products. And remember that sunscreen should be applied 20-30 minutes before sun exposure. Be sure to apply to all exposed skin including places like ears and feet. Read More

Sutter Coast Hospital hosts Blood Drive

Posted by on May 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City – Every two seconds in the U.S., a person is in need of blood. Sutter Coast Hospital in partnership with the Northern California Community Blood Bank (NCCBB) encourages Del Norte residents to attend the blood drive at the hospital on May 23.

“We rely heavily on our bloodmobile events to reach members of the community,” said Dee Vallee, donor recruiter with Northern California Community Blood Bank. “The bloodmobile helps supply roughly 70 percent of our blood supply.”

According to the blood bank, the entire blood donation process (screening, healthiness test and the donation) takes roughly 45 minutes to an hour and is relatively pain free.

“The summer is an important time to donate,” said Rose Corcoran, chief nurse executive at Sutter Coast Hospital. “Our physicians, nurses and staff members understand the importance of the blood drive and encourage the community to join them in supporting the blood drive for those patients who need it most.” Read More

Expanding Care at Sutter Amador Hospital

Posted by on May 18, 2017 | 0 comments

For patients with cancer, care is now one step closer with continued construction on the new Sutter Amador Hospital Infusion Center.

Sutter Amador Hospital hosts a special reception inside the future facility in the Outpatient wing of Sutter Amador Hospital, Jackson, Calif.

The hospital gathered donors, foundation members, and members of the project team to celebrate construction of the future home of the hospital’s new Infusion Center that is expected to open in late 2017.

The 2,500-square-foot infusion therapy center will have 10 infusion therapy chairs and will be located in the Sutter Amador Outpatient Services Center at 100 Mission Blvd., adjacent to Sutter Amador Hospital. The suite will offer private, semiprivate and social rooms based directly on feedback SAH received from patients.

“This center will improve the patient and family experience and provide a greater continuum of care for patients,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “It allows our patients to access care close to home instead of driving an hour or more for treatment.” Read More

Sutter Coast Hospital Brings First 3D Mammography to Region

Posted by on May 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City – Sutter Coast Hospital’s Brookings Diagnostic Imaging Center is now home to the first 3D mammography in Curry County, Oregon.

The new technology improves the ability of doctors to detect the size, shape and location of cancerous tumors within the breast.

“3D mammography is currently the best cancer screening technology available,” said Wendi Workinger, radiology manager at Sutter Coast Hospital. “For patients, this means early breast cancer detection and a decreased need for additional images and biopsies allowing for a quicker diagnosis, less fake positives and more peace of mind.”

In an effort to expand imaging services to the community, Sutter Coast Hospital purchased and installed the new 3D mammography machine that begins offering screenings in Brookings this week. Read More

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Launches Telestroke Program

Posted by on May 8, 2017 | 0 comments

AUBURN, Calif.  – While strokes may be the fifth leading cause of death, 80 percent of strokes can be prevented, according to the National Stroke Association. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (SAFH), a certified primary stroke center approved by the Joint Commission, is helping educate the community on stroke symptoms and launches a Telestroke program with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) to deliver around-the-clock emergency diagnosis and treatment to stroke patients.

“Providing stroke patients with the best care possible is our first and foremost goal” said Jeremy Graff, M.D., SAFH ED physician. “This technology is about expanding access to care by bringing the specialist to the patient versus the patient to the specialist especially when each minute counts.” Read More